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Edward Hopper's early, formative works on display at Bowdoin

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) occupies a singular place in the history of American art in the 20th century.
Building mastery
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  August 12, 2011
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Slideshow: ''Edward Hopper’s Maine'' at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

''Edward Hopper’s Maine'' is on display at  Bowdoin College Museum of Art  through October 16, 2011. Read Ken Greenleaf's review  here .
"Edward Hopper’s Maine" | Through October 16, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 12, 2011
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Review: ''Remember the Ladies'' at the Newport Art Museum

Rhode Island is one of the preeminent places for art-making in America, thanks in great part to the Rhode Island School of Design, but what would it be without its pioneering women?
Women's work
By GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2011
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Art in the air conditioning

From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.
Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
By GREG COOK  |  June 18, 2010
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Modern times

Does Jen Mergel's appointment mean that the MFA is getting serious about contemporary art?
Does Jen Mergel's appointment mean that the MFA is getting serious about contemporary art?
By GREG COOK  |  January 08, 2010
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Prince of darkness

Gordon Willis, the master cinematographer to whom the Harvard Film Archive pays tribute in a seven-film retrospective beginning this Friday,
Gordon Willis at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 20, 2009


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Only connect

Usually when a cell phone goes off in the theater, you want to kill someone. In the case of Dead Man’s Cell Phone , that’s not necessary.
The Lyric answers the call of Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 23, 2009
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Growing Maine art

Long ago an art critic of my acquaintance remarked that New York was a border town to Europe, and until fairly recently that was true. Artistic ideas would be born in Europe, often France, and migrate slowly across the Atlantic and take root.
PMA exhibit examines the influence of colonies
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  August 07, 2009
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Rural vernacular

A documenter of the contemporary American experience with portraits of our most mundane infrastructure, Belfast-based Linden Frederick has been chosen as this year's distinguished artist by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. In the show
Contemplating Linden Frederick at CMCA
By ANNIE LARMON  |  June 05, 2009
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Boston exposures

Photographer Nicholas Nixon of Brookline first burst onto the scene in the show "New Topographics."
Photography by Nicholas Nixon and Joe Johnson
By GREG COOK  |  April 24, 2009

Life on the D-list

Last month Portland learned we'd be getting an expansion franchise in the NBA's D-League.
Name that team
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 25, 2009


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Peabody rising

Could the Peabody Essex Museum be the Boston area’s most exciting art museum right now?
Bold leadership and an ambitious curatorial vision have vaulted the Peabody Essex Museum into a spot among the country’s best
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2008
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Majestic rot

Providence artist Neal Walsh’s great new abstract paintings bring to mind peeling paint, rust, and cracking plaster in old mills or houses, maybe the wall in the hall of an apartment building.
Compelling new work by Neal T. Walsh and William Schaff
By GREG COOK  |  April 15, 2008
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Theatrics

There’s got to be more to the future than the spectacle of gaudier and gaudier soulless cyberbodies.
Boston Ballet’s ‘Next Generation’
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 12, 2008
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Quo vadis?

“Next Generation” is the kind of ballet-program title that might have you asking yourself what happened to “This Generation."
Boston Ballet’s ‘Next Generation’
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 10, 2008
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Gods and monsters — and David Hasselhoff

The Museum of Fine Arts did big things with Napoleon and Edward Hopper, pictures of prostitutes graced the walls of Boston’s two biggest art museums, and all hell broke loose when the Mooninites invaded.
Art: 2007 in review
By GREG COOK  |  December 17, 2007


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Holiday books

Okay, we admit, we went a bit crazy this year.
Coffee-table madness
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 03, 2007

Silent Theater: The Art of Edward Hopper by Walter Wells


Phaidon | 264 pages | $69.95
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 03, 2007
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Senior years

These are the BU Evergreeners — chatty and well-dressed, brandishing ballpoints and Starbucks.
Look to your left; look to your right; one of you will break a hip this semester
By EVA WOLCHOVER  |  August 15, 2007
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Digital or timeless?

Garrison Keillor went into one of his trademark reveries and began to tell us about Tanglewood’s “designer” fireworks.
‘Opening Night at Tanglewood,’ the Dutch and the Danes at Jacob’s Pillow, ‘The Unknown Monet’ at the Clark
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 18, 2007
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Seal of approval

Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia is a safe, easy choice for the new ICA’s first big artist retrospective.
The ICA plays it safe with Philip-Lorca diCorcia
By GREG COOK  |  June 06, 2007


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Hopper speaks

I recall meeting an artist who hung with Edward Hopper during the summers he spent on the Lower Cape.
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By GERALD PEARY  |  May 29, 2007

Meat takes heat

Regarding your recent editorial, “Global Warming," I want to add another reason for hope.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 18, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 16, 2007
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Local color

It’s an art-world misconception that, to champion local art, you have to grade on a curve.
The 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition
By GREG COOK  |  May 08, 2007
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Visions of isolation

In Edward Hopper’s world, everyone is lost in an unending rut of office overtime, rattling El trains, cheap fluorescent diners, and bad dates.
Edward Hopper's master works at the MFA
By GREG COOK  |  May 02, 2007
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Radical dude

Cameron Jamie grew up in the ’burbs.
Cameron Jamie at MIT, Edward Hopper at the MFA, and the 2007 Annual at the DeCordova
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 24, 2007


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Going deep

A gaggle of big solo shows share the art waves with that powerful influx of computer-reliant art known as the Boston Cyberarts Festival this season.
One-person shows dominate, Cyberarts proliferate, and a few artists collaborate
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 13, 2007
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The late show

Boston lives after 2 am. It’s just a different city, more of a landscape than a community. Audio Slideshow: Allston, 2 to 6 am Audio Slideshow: Cambridge, 2 to 6 am Audio Slideshow: Downtown Boston, 2 to 6 am
Boston, from   2 am to 6 am
By CAMILLE DODERO, MIKE MILIARD, AND WILL SPITZ  |  January 31, 2007
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Origin of species

When in 1976 Jennifer Bartlett premiered her epic painting Rhapsody, John Russell, the chief art critic of the New York Times, proclaimed it “the most ambitious single work of art that has come my way since I started to live in New York." “Jennifer Bar
Jennifer Bartlett’s breakthrough masterpiece and photographers of the future  
By GREG COOK  |  October 18, 2006

The dog ate my relationship

I got the dog. Or, I should say, we got the dog since this is a joint venture into insanity that includes Cowboy.
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By CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  August 02, 2006